Gradus Lights Up Abu Dhabi Cinema

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04 December 2015


Yas Mall is home to 2.5 million square feet of retail and entertainment at the heart of Yas Island. The retail complex offers three floors of leading international and regional retail and restaurant brands, as well as an innovative, customer-focused cinema operated by VOX Cinemas.

Working with manufacturers such as Camatic Pty Ltd who have over 50 years’ experience manufacturing the best quality seating products and Gradus Lighting, VOX Cinemas Yas Mall were able to provide the ultimate movie viewing experience within a comfortable, relaxing and luxurious environment.

Gradus’ RNT1218L clear PVC-u stair edgings, with Continuity LED lighting systems in blue, red and amber were installed in order to create a contemporary linear lighting effect between each stair within the cinema, ensuring that each step edge is clearly visible to visitors. The lighting creates a safer environment for those ascending and descending the stairs by highlighting any changes in level, whilst also providing a non-intrusive lighting effect for visitors to find their seats.

In addition, Gradus has also supplied white, red, blue and amber Decorflex, a string of LEDs housed in a flexible tube for easy on-site shaping and installation, providing a low lighting solution for the cinema’s walls. Utilising LED technology, Decorflex offers a similar light output and brightness to neon, but offers the benefits of extra low voltage at 24v, low power consumption and a long life cycle of up to 50,000 hours.

Cameron Mitchell, CEO at VOX Cinemas, said: “We wanted to opt for a company with a proven track record of supplying and installing step lighting solutions to cinemas, so Gradus was the perfect choice. The finished result is not only attractive, but also creates a safe environment for our customers.”

Steve Gallagher, Lighting Sales Manager at Gradus, said: “By utilising LED technology, our Continuity step lighting offers an extra low voltage alternative to mains voltage lighting that has a 50,000 hour life expectancy and is very easy to install. The profile itself, as with all Gradus PVC-u stair edgings, is covered by a 10-year warranty, providing a durable, safe and attractive solution for the Middle-East cinema.

“We are pleased to have been able to provide lighting solutions that are both practical and in keeping with the cinema’s innovative design.”

Gradus is the leading UK manufacturer of specialist LED lighting products for steps, aisles and walls, for use in lecture theatres, cinemas, casinos, nightclubs and cruise liners. Combining safety with aesthetics, Gradus Lighting systems assist in creating safe and accessible environments for all, in line with BS8300:2009+A1:2010, The Building Regulations 2010 - Approved Document M and the Equality Act 2010. Gradus also provides a full project management service, site installation, maintenance and after care.

For further information on Gradus, please contact Gradus Technical Support on 01625 428922 or visit

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